Hot summer evenings have always been the setting of our best memories. But there is one thing that cannot miss from said best memories: a nice glass of wine. Since ancient times, wine has always been considered as something so delicious, that had to be shared with other people thus ending up being associated to moments of conviviality. Already the...

If there is one lesson that the COVID pandemic has left us it is the importance, if not the urgency, of making our territories resilient. But what is the state of health of the regions in Europe? We get the picture from an ESPON study programme survey devoted to the quality of life in the Old World. In particular, the researchers tried to gauge the...

Alto Adige – Südtirol is Italy’s northernmost wine region nestled in the Alps and Dolomite mountain ranges. Thanks to its geographic location and bi-cultural heritage, Alto Adige – Südtirol is multi-faceted and unlike any other winemaking region. Located between Austria and Switzerland on Italian soil, the region benefits from the best of both worl...

Lake Tovel is located at 1178 m above sea level in Trentino Alto-Adige, near the Dolomits mountains. Precisely, this site is located in the territory of the municipality of Ville d’Anaunia in Val di Non, in the province of Trento. Until about the 1980s, one very curious thing occurred: the surface of the lake turned red. Italian Traditions explains...

Italian Traditions tells you what to see in Riva del Garda starting from this picture taken by Marianna D’Amico on the shores of Lake Garda. Marianna takes us directly to the harbor by the lake. Here we find two medium-sized boats moored on the right. These are the ferries that connect the port of San Nicolò to the main towns of the lake. On the le...

The night of San Lorenzo in Italy is approaching, for that day that falls on August 10 you can see from the earth the astronomical phenomenon of the Perseids. They are a meteor shower that the Earth goes through every year during the summer period . The meteor shower usually arrives at the end of July and lasts until mid-August with peaks of visibi...

AT THE EDGE OF THE road there is a heap of about 200 spruce logs, each approximately 30 feet long, all felled by a recent, severe winter storm. It’s late spring, but the wood is still covered with a dusting of snow. A middle-aged man on his knees, wearing hiking boots, jeans, and a waterproof jacket, is examining a section of one of the trunks, loo...

Set amid the wondrous Dolomites, Braies Lake is truly one of Italy’s wonders. So wonderful indeed that it attracts an average of 15,000 tourists a day in the height of summer. Therefore, if you can, avoid visiting in July and August - you’ll have a much more pleasant experience ii you get there in spring or, even better, in the fall.  If you do dec...

In Val Pusteria, South Tyrol, you can admire a truly unique natural setting, with sunny valleys, medieval villages, and high mountains for hiking. Whether summer or winter, staying in traditional mountain huts and enjoying the local cuisine is a unique experience, a journey into a culture with a strong identity and important traditions. South Tyrol...

Italy gave the world countless culinary marvels, and some pretty irresistible cocktails, too, like the Negroni, Bellini and Aperol Spritz, the latter becoming the ubiquitous drink of summer in recent years, a festive orange cocktail that brightens aperitvo hours on seaside terraces from Portofino to Taormina.  If you enjoy fizzy drinks when the tem...